This is a photo of a myrtle tree. I have no idea how old this tree is, but the growing season here is 12 months of the year. We certainly don't see trees like this at home.
These roots belong to a Mission Fig from Australia, transplanted to Ponta Delgada Azores. Eva is that tiny colourful item on the left side of the photo. Those roots are 2-3 feet above the ground.